Huatulco is Hailed As The Only Destination In The Americas To Become EarthCheck Certified
Huatulco is making a name for itself as a tourist destination that is not willing to compromise its environmental awareness for the almighty dollar. Being the ONLY destination in North, Central and South America to become Earthcheck Certified, Huatulco thrives off its commitment to sustainable tourism efforts. To retain this rating, Huatulco has to hold construction/development projects to the highest environmental standards and has to dedicate itself to ongoing environmental education for local residents, builders, architects and local decision makers. It also has to stay committed to renewable energy sources, earth-friendly waste management, and the preservation of the wildlife in its vast protected forestlands.
This announcement from PR News Wire talks about Huatulco earning its Earthcheck status after meeting the very strict guidelines put in place. The local FONATUR spokesperson details the ongoing efforts employed to keep Huatulco on the leading edge of sustainable tourism.
With some harsher rules on water infrastructure, Huatulco has made all the necessary changes to preserve their status and will continue to do so in the future. Meaning they are now 100% certified through both EarthCheck and Green Globe, two organizations aimed at making the tourist industry more green.
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